Sunday, February 17, 2019

MLR WRap: By the Numbers - 2.17

Major League Rugby: By the Numbers, 2.17.19

17           for New York United 10, Cathal Marsh, on 1 try, 2 penalties and 3 conversions and NOLA fell from the ranks of the unbeatens in a doozy at New Orleans, 24-27;

11           for San Diego Legion 10, Joe Pietersen,  on 1 conversion and 3 penalties, plus trys by 20-years old flanker, Devin Short, and 5-8ths JP Du Plessis made for the 21-10 win over Utah Warriors in Southern California;

4             the margin of separation, 12-8, at the midpoint with Glendale sending Ata Malifa and Harley Davidson across the paint to touch down, scrumhalf Carlo de Nysschen converting one; Raptors second stanza trys by de Nysschen and the bonus point grounding by backrow Peter Dahl, de Nysschen converting his own, made for a record or 24-13 with Glendale notching its first win of the season, while Austin Elite suffered their fourth home defeat running;

3             instances of drawn scores in the 1st-40 at 7s, 10s and 17s, the last being the midpoint numbers in the tussle in Tukwila; Toronto claimed the early lead in the second stanza on a touch down by Arrows 9, Andy Ferguson, its conversion by 10, Sam Malcolm, who added a brace of penalties for 30-17 travelers favor by the 53rd; a brace of Seattle scores, one converted, made the tallies 30 and 29 yet for visitors by ’65, until a 76th-minute Brock Staller penalty nudged the ‘Wolves in front, 32-30; a further Staller sticksplitter in extra time sealed the 35-30, 5-pointer for Seattle

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